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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Target

Adobe Target is best suited if you have or desire to have the rest of the Adobe stack (Adobe Launch, Adobe Analytics, Adobe AAM, etc.), although analytics itself can be relatively easily integrated with just about any major testing tool. If your testing program is more advanced, and you'd like to get into heavy personalization, I'd say Target has some features that could definitely be beneficial (e.g. Auto Target, Auto Allocation), but another tool like Evergage or Dynamic Yield is probably a better bet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is suited for
  • Advanced marketers who have experience running both paid and organic advertising campaigns
  • Web developers and strategists who need rich insights of website user behavior and activity
  • UX & UI professionals to improve website navigation and custom tracking
Not Suited for
  • Entry-level marketing beginners (take courses and learn use-cases for Google Analytics before diving in headfirst because it can be very overwhelming
  • Not a 100% reliable source of social media conversion tracking. Use Facebook Ads Manager for reporting instead.
  • Be careful not to install tracking pixels more than once if you're using e-commerce in order to avoid the pixel double-firing resulting in inaccurate reporting
Sarah Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Adobe Target
7.5
Google Analytics
a/b experiment testing
Adobe Target
8.8
Google Analytics
Split URL testing
Adobe Target
8.1
Google Analytics
Multivariate testing
Adobe Target
8.3
Google Analytics
Multi-page/funnel testing
Adobe Target
7.6
Google Analytics
Cross-browser testing
Adobe Target
7.4
Google Analytics
Mobile app testing
Adobe Target
6.0
Google Analytics
Test significance
Adobe Target
6.7
Google Analytics
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Target
6.2
Google Analytics
Advanced code editor
Adobe Target
8.0
Google Analytics
Page surveys
Adobe Target
6.7
Google Analytics
Visitor recordings
Adobe Target
8.2
Google Analytics
Preview mode
Adobe Target
5.8
Google Analytics
Test duration calculator
Adobe Target
7.0
Google Analytics
Experiment scheduler
Adobe Target
8.6
Google Analytics
Experiment workflow and approval
Adobe Target
7.7
Google Analytics
Dynamic experiment activation
Adobe Target
7.6
Google Analytics
Client-side tests
Adobe Target
8.8
Google Analytics
Server-side tests
Adobe Target
7.2
Google Analytics
Mutually exclusive tests
Adobe Target
7.6
Google Analytics

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Adobe Target
8.1
Google Analytics
Standard visitor segmentation
Adobe Target
7.9
Google Analytics
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Adobe Target
7.5
Google Analytics
Traffic allocation control
Adobe Target
8.9
Google Analytics
Website personalization
Adobe Target
8.3
Google Analytics

Results and Analysis

Adobe Target
6.8
Google Analytics
Heatmap tool
Adobe Target
7.5
Google Analytics
Click analytics
Adobe Target
8.0
Google Analytics
Scroll maps
Adobe Target
8.0
Google Analytics
Form fill analysis
Adobe Target
6.6
Google Analytics
Conversion tracking
Adobe Target
6.1
Google Analytics
Goal tracking
Adobe Target
6.8
Google Analytics
Test reporting
Adobe Target
6.9
Google Analytics
Results segmentation
Adobe Target
6.0
Google Analytics
CSV export
Adobe Target
5.3
Google Analytics
Experiments results dashboard
Adobe Target
6.5
Google Analytics

Pros

Adobe Target

  • Because the software is established there is lots of online help available and most of the bugs have been worked out
  • Adobe has a vast supply of resources if your pockets are deep enough.
  • The dashboard is easy to follow and is getting more user-friendly. You no longer have to be an HTML wizard to implement changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics does the obvious thing really well: tracks user behavior around our website. But more specifically, it allows us to do some very complicated attribution to behavior, traffic sources and even specific campaigns or devices. Depending on the volume of traffic we are trying to analyze and the purpose, we can narrow things down EXTREMELY well and get a great story to use for data mining.
  • The eCommerce tracking with GA (Google Analytics) is hands down the best. Specifically, its attribution to traffic sources and matching with user behavior that is the best. I have yet to find another tool that can let me track traffic sources, split campaigns down to devices and track which inventory was purchased specifically from that campaign--especially if I am looking back at inventory purchased from a campaign (or in our case, people who signed up for Classes) I can tell all of that from GA.
  • You can use GA to track specific user accounts within a product, and differentiate user behavior within the product based on account roles. A lot of people don't know about this, but with the help of a developer you can leverage a TON of data including creating lookalike audiences that you can sync into AdWords and make your display campaigns highly targeted. Most people think this kind of feature is only available on Facebook ads--nope! :)
Seth Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Target

  • There should be some more clarity around what makes a test significant. While this can be decided by the client themselves, some direction from the tool would be helpful.
  • Also, if there was an easier way to organize campaigns and search for them it would be helpful. Right now there is just a long list of campaigns and you have to rely on search to find a specific campaign. What if you don't know the name of the test?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • I was bummed that they moved some of the functions (keyword data, etc.) over to Google Webmaster tools. (On the bright side, this has prompted me to become more familiar with Google Search Console.)
  • A lot of functions are right there. But it's hard to tell which functions are most important or what they offer.
  • Perhaps this is related to number 2, but the UX is fairly intimidating. All of these tools and subsets of tools are right in front of you, and it's difficult to understand what ones are the most important. A simpler, streamlined format might be a better approach.
Jonathan Miltimore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 6.3
Based on 24 answers
We have a team of people trained on how to use the application and it integrates well with the other Adobe products we use. Our future roadmap of testing will require some complex scenarios which we hope Target will be able to accomplish
Richard Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.4
Based on 49 answers
Having used Google Analytics for the last 9 years, I have no intention of discontinuing my service. Google Analytics is a fantastic product that provides me with almost everything I could wish for. The positives in this product outweigh any negatives that you might find. I can not think of a single reason to not immediately start using Google Analytics for your business.
Joshua Van Horsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 1.1
Based on 4 answers
Can be difficult to learn, but once you understand Mboxes and the nuances of the system it's very user friendly
Brett Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.9
Based on 6 answers
Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
Victor Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 6.1
Based on 4 answers
i don't think we use the full functionalities of the tool, but to use the full functions, it's almost impossible (Too hard)
Petrik Oh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.5
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The bottleneck is never the software program
Brett Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 4.4
Based on 9 answers
On several occasions, we have had the need to ask for help from the Adobe Target support team, and I must say that they have provided us with an excellent experience, as they take care of solving the problems quickly and with high precision
Gary Poppe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.4
Based on 82 answers
Google provides this super product, but the best teaching for it comes from outside Google. That's absurd. I always felt insecure using the product. Our managers didn't rely on this product very much either, as the data would not necessarily reflect the success of the campaigns. It's so hard to use, despite it being a requirement for the SEO industry.
Kenny Madison | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 8.1
Based on 3 answers
The instructor that came to train us was awesome and this training was very useful. I would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using this software. I only mark it lower because it is an added expense to an already expensive product, and a lot of the training covered the "Target" portion of the software (which again, we didn't use)
Sarah Schick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 6.1
Based on 3 answers
The training was very easy to understand, however it would have been more useful to my development team than me. It was also primarily over-the-phone, which is never as easy to follow as in-person. We ended up scheduling and paying for an in-person training session to supplement the online/phone training because it wasn't helpful enough.
Sarah Schick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
Roy Morejon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 7.2
Based on 5 answers
Implement using a global mBox on the page so you can change any and everything over the traditional method. Traditional method is good if you do not have technical web dev resources, do not know Javascript/jQuery, or you have money to blow on mBox calls. Global deployment reduces mBox calls and allows you to touch many parts of the page easily. A lot more customizable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 5.0
Based on 12 answers
Make sure to put the tracking code on every page. Ideally this would be part of a template or "include" so you can update the code on all pages (or at least within pages of the same category) at once.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Target

I have used Optimizely for A/B testing. Optimizely makes it easier to set up almost any type of testing experiment. Optimizely is also strongly recommended for a limited number of users and when you want to optimize the cost. Optimizely was selected over Adobe Target since the start-up company had a limited budget to invest on A/B testing platform.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Realistically, Google Analytics is in a class of its own. While there are competitors in the space, none are really worth mentioning in comparison. Analytics has every single tool a webmaster could need to effectively track website visitors' behaviors and origination, wrapped up in an extremely easy to use interface.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Target

  • The quantifiable results of each campaign are reflected in the lift and confidence. Within each campaign, you have the ability to tie a dollar amount to to each conversion metric, in order to monetarily understand the successes and project the benefits of implementation over a period of time.
  • Within each campaign you can set up any number of success metrics, in the interest of understanding the behavior of your audience for each experience. But you will usually want to optimize for a specific conversion and move forward with the implementation based on the test results.
  • As a conversion optimization specialist in the field of education management, my team was tasked primarily with lead generation. Test & Target helped our marketing team better understand the behavior of our customers, informing our user experience decisions and creating more satisfying experiences for our audience.
Paul Labrise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • While very little in this world is truly free, the only real cost to using Google Analytics is time, from your PM's, your web admins, your engineers, your email admins, and QA analysts--but it is without a doubt time well spent.
  • Because you run the risk of paralysis by analysis, one must pick their battles with Google Analytics. If you go in with a clear, concise set of objectives, and a competent technical supporting cast, you will succeed.
  • On the reverse side of the same coin, if you come in without a purpose, you run the risk of getting bogged down in all of the information without immediate relevance, and you may just leave behind this treasure trove of invaluable analytics in search of said relevance.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Target

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Target
8.5
Google Analytics
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Target
6.3
Google Analytics
9.4

Usability

Adobe Target
1.1
Google Analytics
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target
6.1
Google Analytics
9.5

Performance

Adobe Target
8.0
Google Analytics

Support Rating

Adobe Target
4.4
Google Analytics
6.4

In-Person Training

Adobe Target
8.1
Google Analytics

Online Training

Adobe Target
6.1
Google Analytics
10.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Target
7.2
Google Analytics
5.0

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